Yes. Never hurts to have an ole pump oil can around. Squirt some "erl"
on the blade and chain. Rotate the blade a few turns as you do this,
wipe away "dripping" oil. It helps prevet all this "slinging" oil
Got laid up, and the greenhouse is still on the list. My neighbor has just
a visqueen greenhouse, and he was getting tomatoes VERY early last year. I
will check, and ping you in the group. I thought I was coming Friday, but
the CC&R's on the property aren't available yet. May be next week.
I have an electric chain saw with a piss poor bar oiler. It
runs out on the floor when you are not using it or else it
clogs and won't oil anything. I use an oil can to lubricate
the bar. It's a Remington 3.0 hp and cuts like a champ.
I love the way it cuts, just hate the oiler.
Thanks to all responding. I'll use the bar oil I have.
To LSMFT. I forgot where I read it ( it could have been here) but
regarding the bar oil leaking out of the saw when stored, the remedy is
to store the saw, with the bar end up, to keep the oil from leaking onto
the blade, shelf, and floor.
I haven't done it yet, my chain saw died a couple of years ago and I
haven't needed a saw until this storm. I bought the pole saw for the
tree branches that are split and hanging down onto my shed, walk, and
driveway. I'll wait until the snow melts down to a foot or less to get a
gas chain saw for those branches and downed trees in the back yard that
are too far from electric outlets and are not posing any current
interference with moving around.
A lot of saws have a hole drilled in the end of the bar that the saw can be
hung from. If not, drill one, just make sure you don't hit the chain
roller. That will put the oil tank in the down position, and the hole in
the up position. Makes it handy to store and take up less space, too.
Same stuff. As a side note, there is a difference in two stroke oils, one
being for air cooled engines, and the other for water cooled engines. I'd
say use the air cooled two stroke oil when you mix gas for your chain saw.
You will not be able to use it in the electric saw, but it WILL work better
for your regular chain saw. <g>
I have not checked it out, but have read that the Bar oil is made to break
down and not harm nature. Good for the environment , where regular motor
type oil is bad for the environment.
If it were not for that, just about any oil would be ok .
Same stuff. Marketed by the people who sell tire
pressure gages, and next to that "Radial tire...
pressure gage". The radial gage costs a buck more.
Bar and chain oil is more sticky, and better for
use with chainsaws.
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